A Brunswick man on Tuesday night became the third person in five days to die on Interstate 95 in Coastal Georgia when he was thrown from his pickup truck after running off the road and losing control, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Richard Cohran, 45, was transported by ambulance to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick campus hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the state patrol.
Cohran’s death marked the third fatality in just four days on a 14-mile stretch of I-95 between Glynn and Camden counties. Two of those deaths involved victims who were not wearing seat belts.
Cohran was driving a 1999 Ford pickup truck northbound in the outside lane on I-95 at 8:50 p.m. when the crash occurred at mile marker 24 in northern Camden County, state troopers said. The truck swerved off of the interstate and onto the grassy shoulder, causing it to go into a counterclockwise spin and then overturn several times, the state patrol report said.
Cohran was ejected from the truck, troopers said. The truck made minor contact with a 2005 Honda Pilot, but the driver was uninjured, troopers said.
A southbound FedEx semi truck hauling tandem trailers barreled across the median and into northbound traffic early Monday morning at Exit 36, causing the death of a 45-year-old Fernandina Beach man, troopers said. Michael Haddemann was driving a Chevrolet Equinox northbound when the vehicle struck the rear trailer at 6:30 a.m., causing both trailers to roll over him, troopers said.
State troopers are still investigating that crash and no one has been cited.
On Friday afternoon, a 54-year-old Hamden, N.Y., man died when he was ejected from a utility pickup truck that overturned near Exit 38, troopers said. Kenneth J. Pike was not wearing a seatbelt, troopers said. The driver, Michelle Pike, was not seriously injured. She was not cited, troopers said.
It was originally reported in error that Pike was from Hampton, N.Y.